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AP Sources: Hagel Resigning as Defense Secretary

NATIONAL | By Julie Pace | Monday Nov 24, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.

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Phoenix Same-Sex Couple to Say 'I Do' Publicly

Nov 24
One of the first same-sex couples in Arizona to get a marriage license after a federal judge cleared the way is inviting the public to their nuptials.

Ky. City's Public Schools Try to Improve Supports for Gay Students

FAMILY | Nov 24
Jefferson County Public Schools has formed a districtwide committee in an effort to better accommodate students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

"Booze Traveler" Hosts How World Drinks

FOOD/DRINK | By William J. Kole | Nov 24
Maxwell says shining shoes as a kid in the barrooms of South Boston helped prepare him to host "Booze Traveler," which debuts this month on the Travel Channel.

Buffalo Residents Ready for Possible Evacuations

NATIONAL | By Michael Hill | Nov 24
Families rushed to pack up their valuables and schools closed in advance - not of snow but possible flooding.

One Direction, Iggy Azalea Shine at 2014 AMAs

NATIONAL | By Mesfin Fekadu | Nov 24
One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

Katy Perry to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show

SPORTS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Nov 24
NFL announced late Sunday - after rumors swirled for weeks - that Katy Perry will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. It will air on NBC.

Chris Colfer Has Multi-Book Deal

NATIONAL | Nov 24
Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories.

AP Interview: Kansas Attorney General Says His Fight Against Gay Marriage is Good for All

FAMILY | Nov 24
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that his vigorous defense of the state's gay marriage ban is designed to get a final decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Three Arrested at Protest Against N.C. Gay Rights Group

CRIME | Nov 24
Three gay-rights advocates are charged with damaging property after confronting protesters outside a North Carolina fundraiser celebrating same-sex marriage and other social changes.

When Should Holiday Shoppers Buy Online?

CORPORATE | Nov 24
American consumers, start your engines. This weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season. Jill Schlesinger has what you need to know in her look at the business week ahead.

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